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What humans are really doing to the planet

 1. Listen to the short audio clip. In your opinion, do you think we are doing enough to save our environment?

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 2. What do these words mean? Use your translator to find out, don't be lazy.

trashed

exponential

necessities

harsh 

resistance

tremendous 

hemp

biodegradable 

deforestation

implication

consciousness

greed

ignorance

astounding

 

 

 

 3.Listen to the short clip again. When are the new words from ex 2 used?

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4. Listen to the audio clip once again and try to fill in the missing answers from the text below on a seperate sheet of paper.

 

 

Go to school, get a job, pay your bills, and try to put yourself in a position to earn enough money to be able to live – this is our current human experience. But while we’re busy focusing on how to survive, our planet is being ________________ at an ___________________ rate.

Is it possible to create a human experience where we don’t destroy the planet? Is it possible for everybody to have their

basic ____________________ met without the use of money? Is it possible to create a “system” where money is not even needed? We believe so, but there still seems to be a ______________ resistance to this type of thinking, despite the tremendous amount of options that exist to change our world.

 

For example, we could use ______________ and other _____________________ non-toxic ingredients to manufacture our products – products that don’t harm the environment, but actually help to heal it. No more plastic, no more ________________________. Hemp can also be used to generate energy and boasts over 50,000 other uses, but this crop is still illegal in many places.

Again, hemp is just one small example out of many with big _____________________. There exist a number of problems that urgently need to be addressed, and the fact that a handful of corporations pretty much own the entire planet and all its resources doesn’t help, but things are changing, there is still good out there.

 

Imagine if these corporations came together and pooled all of their resources to change the world. What a difference that would make. We need a shift in ______________________ to save the planet, a network that is not driven by ______________, fear, and ego, but one that is driven by a common goal: the betterment of our planet and the well-being of all life on Earth.

 

This is absolutely possible to achieve, and sometimes I feel that because this is such a simple idea in essence, people don’t believe it. It’s not uncommon for many to refer to economics, business, finance, the very system that enslaves us; it’s hard for many to imagine a world without money or to understand how that world would even function in practice. I believe this simply comes from

an __________________ of solutions that are out there and the way our world works in general. Self-education is the key to making change happen.

 

I’ve said this before and I will say it again, working in this field for a number of years now and being interested in it for even longer, the progress we’ve made as a human race is __________________. Anybody who pays attention to this type of thing can clearly see that. At the same time, we have a long way to go, and there are many steps for the human race to take, but we are indeed heading in the right direction.

 

5. Finally, listen to the audio clip and read along at the same time to see if your answers were correct.

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Go to school, get a job, pay your bills, and try to put yourself in a position to earn enough money to be able to live – this is our current human experience. But while we’re busy focusing on how to survive, our planet is being trashed at an exponential rate.

Is it possible to create a human experience where we don’t destroy the planet? Is it possible for everybody to have their basic necessities met without the use of money? Is it possible to create a “system” where money is not even needed? We believe so, but there still seems to be a harsh resistance to this type of thinking, despite the tremendous amount of options that exist to change our world.

 

For example, we could use hemp and other biodegradable non-toxic ingredients to manufacture our products – products that don’t harm the environment, but actually help to heal it. No more plastic, no more deforestation. Hemp can also be used to generate energy and boasts over 50,000 other uses, but this crop is still illegal in many places.

 

Again, hemp is just one small example out of many with big implications. There exist a number of problems that urgently need to be addressed, and the fact that a handful of corporations pretty much own the entire planet and all its resources doesn’t help, but things are changing, there is still good out there. Imagine if these corporations came together and pooled all of their resources to change the world. What a difference that would make. We need a shift in consciousness to save the planet, a network that is not driven by greed, fear, and ego, but one that is driven by a common goal: the betterment of our planet and the well-being of all life on Earth.

 

This is absolutely possible to achieve, and sometimes I feel that because this is such a simple idea in essence, people don’t believe it. It’s not uncommon for many to refer to economics, business, finance, the very system that enslaves us; it’s hard for many to imagine a world without money or to understand how that world would even function in practice. I believe this simply comes from an ignorance of solutions that are out there and the way our world works in general. Self-education is the key to making change happen.

 

I’ve said this before and I will say it again, working in this field for a number of years now and being interested in it for even longer, the progress we’ve made as a human race is astounding. Anybody who pays attention to this type of thing can clearly see that. At the same time, we have a long way to go, and there are many steps for the human race to take, but we are indeed heading in the right direction.

 Article by Arjun Walia taken from collective-evolution.com for use only as an English language learning tool...........and to help people awaken and expand their consciousness.

"No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it." ---  Albert Einstein

"Be the change you want to see in the world" ---  Mahatma Gandhi